In this PURCHASING AGENTS COVER LETTER the applicant begins by telling how she learned of the opening, then takes a chronological approach. She tells the Hiring Manager about her years of experience in the field, leading up to the present. While she does it, however, she is sure to include what kind of skills and lessons she learned while she was in that position. The end result is a Purchasing Agents cover letter that makes a very compelling story to any employer.
445 Corduroy Blvd.
Pincushion, AL 88764
July 4th, 2005
332 Silken Thread Lane
Yourtown, UT 88855
As you are no doubt aware, the world of Purchasing Agents is a small one. I was recently speaking to Dawn Felicidades, a Purchasing Agent who works for you and she said that an opening has just come up in your Women’s Fashion department. I am very interested in meeting with you and telling you how I could bring some very valuable skills and experiences to that department.
For starters, I have been working my way towards a Purchasing Agent in a leading retail store for most of my career. I studied Fashion Design as an undergraduate in the Fashion Institute in New York City. Eventually, I chose not to pursue a career as a designer. However, I did become convinced that the world of fashion and design was where I would spend my working life.
I began my working career with a job in the Purchasing Department of Goggly Woggly, a boutique that specializes in teen fashions as an apprentice Purchasing Agent. It was in that early job that I began to learn the basics of the job, and how it s much more than simply looking for “cool clothes.” I learned the importance of the financial aspect of the job, the relationship-building with other agents and reps, and the quantitative research elements of the position.
From Goggly Woggly, I moved into a more senior position as a full-fledged Purchasing Agent at Tricky Licky, a slightly larger retail chain. At Trickly Licky, I further expanded my skill set into supervising other Agents and developing a longer-range strategy. Today, after earning Employee of the Year honors twice in three years, I am ready to take my skillsets to another, larger and more challenging job. I look forward to a chance to tell you more about it all in person.